We wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving! We have so much to be grateful for, as our farm continues on and gets better and better each year. All of our animals lived and grew very well this season, and the lady ducks are still laying eggs even as we’ve neared zero on the thermometer in November. Our lovely customers continue to amaze us in their kindness and support of all we do here, including building our Farmer Barn! The first “Year of Goatmilk Soap” packages will be heading out this week, you can still sign up here if you’d like to help us out and receive a package from LTD Farm every month. We now sleep in a cozy home, thanks to all of you! Going outside in the morning to do chores, all already toasty warm is such a joy!
Harvesting time is hard on us though, as we say goodbye to our animals, so that they can feed others. Compassionate, respectful and humane handling are a HUGE part of how we raise our animals, we want to give others the opportunity to “just say no” to factory farmed meat. We are so elated to hear the joyous, delighted feedback from our Pastured Pork and Pastured Chicken Shares, and look forward to hearing how everyone enjoys the juicy and succulent pastured turkeys and geese from our farm. 2015 Shares will be opening soon.
October has been absolutely gorgeous. CSA deliveries are almost completed for the year, and the animals are all thriving.
Our Farmer Barn is getting closer and closer to move-in, with the woodstove installed, the insulation in place, and the exterior houswrapped until we decide on what our siding material will be. Things have come to a bit of a standstill for the past 2 weeks, as Andrew had an injury happen after an exhausting work day. He’s feeling almost ready to start working again, after some enforced rest and recuperation time.
Thanksgiving turkeys are sold out for 2014. We do still have 3 geese available.
We will soon be releasing CSA information for next season…stay tuned!
Snappy September has arrived, and with it the first frost last night. We’re not alone in wondering what happened to the summer in the midwest this year, right?
It was a fantastic year for the lady ducks who adored all the wet and cool weather, racing out each morning to find tasty treasures. They laid eggs like crazy and still are! We just love raising our happy ducks with plenty of fresh pasture to relax on and forage through, and are honored to provide our duck eggs to the co-ops in the Twin Cities. The way things are going, we should have a steady supply into winter, thanks to our newest little ladies who are just beginning to lay now. Fingers crossed!
Our “Farmer Barn” is coming along on schedule, with the roof shingling finishing up today. George and Arly (Drew’s folks) have been helping us so much, we are super grateful for their knowledge and skills. Next up will be putting in insulation and the window installation. Many, may heartfelt thanks to all of you who have signed up for our “Year of Goatmilk Soap,” as this is helping us afford to build this cozy, energy-efficient cabin. We’re at about 25% of our goal, and every little bit helps us out a lot. If you’d like 2 bars of our Fabulous handmade goatmilk soap mailed to YOUR door each month for a whole year, (the subscription begins in December, what a perfect year-long gift idea!) Sign up here:
We use PayPal to process your order – all orders are directed through their secure servers and we do not have access to any of your private information! Thank you for your order! If you have any questions please email us at farmers (at) LTDFARM (dot) com !
Other ways you can get awesome farm goods and help us out- We have 2 Pastured Pork shares left (delivered in the TC metro area at October’s end), also 3 Pastured Thanksgiving Geese and 4 Pastured Chicken Shares (which will both be ready the weekend before Thanksgiving.) We are all sold out on turkeys this year. Please email us ASAP if you’d like information or to reserve any of these. Thank you so much for reading!